Behold! The beautyberry spends most of the year going unnoticed but those autumn berries are a sight for sore eyes. By the end of summer, small pink clusters of flowers begin to give way to fruit of the like you’ve never seen. The striking violet beads look too perfect to be real. But they are.
Originally a tropical plant, the Callicarpa grows happily in the UK. Come September, it’s a marvel in the vase.